Felix Juan Serrallés Nevares was 83 years old
“With deep sadness we wish to inform the unexpected death of our Chairman of the Board of Directors, Felix Juan Serrallés Nevares. ‘Don Fao’ for his family, close friends and colleagues of the company, he was president and chief executive officer from 1981 to 2017 and represented the fifth generation of the Serrallés family,” said Roberto Serrallés, spokesperson for the family and the company, based in Ponce [Puerto Rico] and best known for its Don Q rum line.
“Under his vision and direction, Serrallés Distillery experienced a business development reaching milestones in innovation and a leadership position in the Puerto Rico market as well as an expansion towards other international markets. Don Felix will always be remembered by those who had the honor of knowing him for his nobility, his passion for the company and his brilliant intellect. Their values, pride in excellence and their rich legacy will be kept alive for future generations,” he added.